The BEST Episodes of Flip or Flop

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Network: HGTV

Tarek is a self-proclaimed real estate genius with determination and drive. Christina is Tarek's picture-perfect wife, who Tarek's friends still can't believe he landed. In each episode of "Flip or Flop", Tarek and Christina flip a new property. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and maddening showings, to the giddy acceptance of an offer, we'll follow along as these two relatively novice flippers try their hand at the toughest game in town. From purchase to resale, weaving their personal lives within the story of the flip. From paying cash, sight unseen, for a property at auction, through the hapless remodeling process, to the frantic sale, this young couple is putting everything they have into this venture. (Source: HGTV)

Small House, Big Problems

#1 - Small House, Big Problems

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

Tarek and contractor Izzy Battres take on a small house in Fullerton, CA. The seemingly easy flip becomes difficult when removing a wall creates a nightmare with the city and an unpermitted laundry room must be moved inside.

star 8.19
27 votes
It's a Dump

#2 - It's a Dump

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 12, 2019

Tarek and Christina flip a house in Lakewood, CA, near one of their previous flips. They hope to repeat their past success, but modernizing an old house comes with a high price tag. A good flip will set the bar for the neighborhood, and a bad flip will leave them with minimal profits.

star 8.08
39 votes
Risky Business

#3 - Risky Business

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 13, 2018

When it comes to flipping, Tarek and Christina are no strangers to plunging in and taking risks despite the warning signs. The duo is revealing the biggest risks they've ever taken including dangerous security issues, losing a family member, keeping up a post-divorce working relationship and more.

star 8.00
4 votes
New Normal in Arcadia

#4 - New Normal in Arcadia

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

Tarek and Christina flip a large home in the unfamiliar neighborhood of Arcadia, CA, but their differing opinions threaten their profit margin in an area with a high market standard.

star 7.95
20 votes
Big House, Big Budget

#5 - Big House, Big Budget

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

Tarek and Christina take a risk on a huge home in pricey Anaheim Hills, CA, in hopes of making more money after sharing the profits. From water damage and invasive tree roots to a $30,000 roof, they're forced to break the bank on the massive project.

star 7.90
30 votes
Midcentury Money Pit

#6 - Midcentury Money Pit

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 5, 2019

Tarek and Christina flip a house in Fullerton, CA, right across the street from Tarek's first flip. Before renovating, they have to deal with crumbling concrete, and they need to figure out the market for the house. A lot has changed since Tarek's first flip, and changes bring new challenges.

star 7.82
45 votes
Lessons in Laguna Beach

#7 - Lessons in Laguna Beach

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 2, 2017

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a house in an upscale neighborhood in Laguna Beach, CA. Even though the house is small, it has an ocean view, which means big money. Having never flipped in the area, they aren't sure what to offer for the house, so they visit another flip in the area and see that the house they want is overpriced. When they offer below asking price for the home, the seller is shocked. Will they be able to get a good deal on this beachside home or will they miss their chance to make big money in Laguna?

star 7.80
5 votes
Million-dollar Cookie Cutter

#8 - Million-dollar Cookie Cutter

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

Tarek tackles a cookie-cutter home in Newport Beach, CA, where everything looks exactly the same. He creates a plan with contractor Jeff Lawrence, but when a comp for $1.4 million hits the market, Tarek goes all out to take his flip to the next level.

star 7.78
23 votes
Turf Wars

#9 - Turf Wars

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

Tarek and Christina team up with their friend Pete De Best on a house in Yorba Linda, CA. They've flipped houses with Pete and have had success, but he's a major penny pincher, and they must convince him that you have to spend money to make money.

star 7.77
31 votes
Broken Flip

#10 - Broken Flip

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Tarek and Christina flip a house with a weird vibe in Anaheim, CA. From the start, they can't tell if someone is squatting in the house or if the neighborhood hoodlums are pranking them.

star 7.74
23 votes
Natural Disaster

#11 - Natural Disaster

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 11, 2016

Tarek and Christina get a lead from their friend and investor, Pete, on a house he's recently purchased. It's situated in an upscale, gated neighborhood and it's a house Pete can't tackle on his own. A large, expensive flip can mean equally large profits; but it also takes time and even the littlest mistake is magnified. Will Tarek and Christina be able to partner with Pete to score their biggest profit yet, or could they lose it all in this natural disaster flip?

star 7.73
132 votes
Midcentury Flip

#12 - Midcentury Flip

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 8, 2014

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Long Beach, California that sounds like the kind of project that has become their standard. But soon after walking the property and visiting a neighborhood comp, it becomes clear that this flip is anything but standard. The architecturally significant mid-century modern home will require Tarek and Christina to step out of their design and renovation comfort zones if they are to turn a profit on their investment. Can Tarek and Christina turn back time on their design aesthetic without inflating their budget or could a present-day flop be looming over this historic mid-century flip?

star 7.72
46 votes
Alarming Flip

#13 - Alarming Flip

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 29, 2019

Tarek and Christina return to the street of a previous flip in Cypress, Calif; when they can't agree on a design for the kitchen, they decide to settle matters with a quick game of hoops.

star 7.70
50 votes
Million Dollar Flip

#14 - Million Dollar Flip

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2016

Tarek and Christina find a short sale listing for a large home in an upscale neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California. With an asking price just below a million dollars, this would be the most expensive flip they've taken on - and also the biggest risk. Can Tarek and Christina give this house the luxury treatment without busting the budget, or could this million dollar flip be a seven figure flop?

star 7.70
119 votes
Beaming With Potential

#15 - Beaming With Potential

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 30, 2017

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a four-bedroom home in Cypress, California, that the owner is looking to sell quickly. The home is a mess but already has an open floor plan, which will save them money in the long run. When they start demo on the kitchen, Tarek and Christina discover the ceiling isn't supported correctly, and they will have to reinforce it or add a post, which will close off the space. A house that was once beaming with potential could end up costing them more than they expected.

star 7.67
3 votes
Communal Flip

#16 - Communal Flip

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Tarek and Christina flip the worst home on the block in this Anaheim Hills neighborhood. With high profit margins in a desirable neighborhood this should be a slam dunk. Can Tarek and Christina renovate quickly or will a the strict HOA hold up this communal flip?

star 7.64
176 votes
The Moldy Mess

#17 - The Moldy Mess

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 21, 2013

After some intensive research on comps, Tarek and Christina find a promising 5 bedroom, 3 bath, house to flip in a family neighborhood of Bellflower, CA. When they tour the home with their contractor, Izzy, Tarek and Christina are thrilled to find a newly renovated kitchen and a dining room that just needs a coat of paint, however, their hopes, that the rest of the house will also be in turn-key condition, are quickly dashed when they discover that the upstairs master bathroom is covered in floor to ceiling mold. Considering the kitchen is in such good condition, Tarek and Christina decide that dealing with the mold remediation shouldn't ruin their remodel budget, and negotiate with the bank to secure the house for $385,000. But after they hire a mold inspector to run some tests, they discover they have toxic mold on their hands, which, not only is more expensive to treat than was expected, but will also take longer to fix. As they open up the walls to deal with the mold, they also find fire damage throughout the attic, and extensive termite damage throughout the house. With further delays and costs, all bets are off, as Tarek and Christina scramble to get this home renovated and on the market. Will cleaning up this moldy mess make them Flip or Flop?

star 7.64
25 votes
Pooling Value

#18 - Pooling Value

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2016

Tarek and Christina find a large home in the desirable town of Cypress, California. They know they can make money on this flip, but the comparable sales indicate that an amazing backyard with a pool could bring even more profit in this family community. It'll cost a lot more than a standard flip to put in a pool and create an outdoor living space, but they decide it's worth the gamble. Can Tarek and Christina get top dollar for this entertainer's paradise, or could design and construction hiccups dry up the profits on this home's once pooling value?

star 7.63
232 votes
Bursting at the Seams

#19 - Bursting at the Seams

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2018

Tarek and Christina are out of town when they get a lead on a house in La Mirada, California, and are forced to buy the house sight unseen. Christina worries the house may be packed with problems, but Tarek believes big risks come with big rewards.

star 7.63
24 votes
Hoarding Potential

#20 - Hoarding Potential

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 17, 2019

Tarek's friend, Robert, wants to get into flipping and they buy a home sight unseen in Lakewood, CA. When they discover it's a major hoarder house filled to the brim with junk, Robert worries they made a mistake.

star 7.63
32 votes
Fantastic Flip

#21 - Fantastic Flip

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 30, 2018

Tarek and Christina take on a home in a trendy Costa Mesa, CA, neighborhood but if they want to give the hip homebuyers what they want, they'll first have to nail the design. While Christina is shooting for the stars with her designs, however, Tarek has a hard time spending the money. Will they be able to attract the right kind of buyer in this hard-to-please neighborhood or will their design miss the mark?

star 7.60
20 votes
Cracked Flip

#22 - Cracked Flip

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2014

Tarek and Christina come across a listing for a newer home in Yorba Linda, California that has great potential but has seen better days. The owner is motivated to sell quickly which could yield an enticing deal; but it also means Tarek and Christina won't have much time to inspect if they want to wrap up this investment property. The home is newer and will require mostly cosmetic fixes, but a series of cracks inside and outside have piqued Tarek and Christina's interest. Can they handle the problems hidden throughout this house or will they crack up before they can finish this cracked flip?

star 7.59
167 votes
Beachside Beauty

#23 - Beachside Beauty

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2016

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a home in Torrance, California, that's just miles from the ocean and several upscale beach communities. The yard is small and tiered, but buyers in this area demand luxury and are willing to pay top dollar to get it. Tarek and Christina decide to pull out all the stops and make use of every inch of yard space to create an entertainer's dream fitting of its anticipated million dollar list price. Can they keep a lid on their budget or will this hillside spool wash away their profits?

star 7.59
254 votes
Poolside Potential

#24 - Poolside Potential

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2016

Tarek and Christina are on the hunt for a summer project and find a unique home in Whittier, CA. With an old pool and a large backyard, this house has potential to be an entertainer's paradise. Taking on a backyard is a big challenge, but with big risks come big rewards. Can Tarek and Christina transform this home and reinvigorate its depressed pool, or could this project with poolside potential be in danger of circling the drain?

star 7.59
198 votes
Junk Yard Flip

#25 - Junk Yard Flip

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 28, 2015

Tarek and Christina spot an interesting property in Long Beach, California as they peruse the day's listings. It's a very small house with a massive structure in the backyard and because the house is currently tenant-occupied, Tarek and Christina will have to make their buying decision without the benefit of personally inspecting the property. The potential value of the back structure is too much to pass up and Tarek and Christina make a deal to buy the property; but when they arrive as the new owners, they are shocked by what they find. Can Tarek and Christina transform this trash heap into a treasure trove or will they be left wishing they never laid eyes on this junk yard flip?

star 7.58
120 votes